Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TRIOLET: 2, by SARA TEASDALE

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First Line: If you were lady beatrice
Last Line: And I the florentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

(Written in a copy of "La Vita Nuova". For M. C. S.)

If you were Lady Beatrice
And I the Florentine,
I'd never waste my time like this --
If you were Lady Beatrice
I'd woo and then demand a kiss,
Nor weep like Dante here, I ween,
If you were Lady Beatrice
And I the Florentine.

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